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Harbinger Group Inc. Announces Debt Offering by Fidelity & Guaranty Life
NEW YORK- March 18, 2013--Harbinger Group Inc. ("HGI"; NYSE: HRG), announced
today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Fidelity & Guaranty Life Holdings, Inc.
("FGL"), is offering $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due
2021. FGL expects to use the net proceeds from the issuance of the notes for
general corporate purposes and to support the growth of its subsidiary life
insurance company and to pay a dividend to HGI.
The offering will be made solely by means of a private placement to qualified
institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the "Securities Act"), or to certain persons in offshore transactions
pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act.
The senior notes
being offered have not been and will not be registered under
the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent
registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of
the Securities Act.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of
an offer to buy any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or
sale of any security in any jurisdiction in which such offering, solicitation or
sale would be unlawful.
Forward looking statements
"Safe Harbor" Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: This document contains, and certain oral statements made by our
representatives from time to time may contain, forward-looking statements,
including the statements herein regarding the FGL notes offering. Such
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results, events and developments to differ materially from those set forth in or
implied by such statements. These statements are based on the beliefs and
assumptions of HGI's management and the management of HGI's subsidiaries
(including target businesses). Generally, forward-looking statements include
information concerning possible or assumed future actions, events, results,
strategies and expectations and are generally identifiable by use of the words
"believes," "expects," "intends," "anticipates,"
"plans," "seeks," "estimates,"
"projects," "may," "will", "could,"
"might," or "continues" or similar
expressions. Factors that could cause actual results, events and developments to
differ include, without limitation: the ability of HGI's subsidiaries
(including, target businesses following their acquisition) to generate
sufficient net income and cash flows to make upstream cash distributions,
capital market conditions, HGI and its subsidiaries ability to identify any
suitable future acquisition opportunities, efficiencies/cost avoidance, cost
savings, income and margins, growth, economies of scale, combined operations,
future economic performance, conditions to, and the timetable for, completing
the integration of financial reporting of acquired or target businesses with HGI
or HGI subsidiaries, completing future acquisitions and dispositions,
litigation, potential and contingent liabilities, management's plans, changes in
regulations, taxes and the those forward looking statements included under the
caption "Risk Factors" in HGI's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements described herein
are qualified by these cautionary statements and there can be no assurance that
the actual results, events or developments referenced herein will occur or be
realized. HGI does not undertake any obligation to update or revise forward-
looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of
unanticipated events or changes to future operation results.
About Harbinger Group Inc.
Harbinger Group Inc. ("HGI"; NYSE: HRG) is a diversified holding company. HGI's
principal operations are conducted through subsidiaries that offer life
insurance and annuity products; branded consumer products such as batteries,
personal care products, small household appliances, pet supplies, and home and
garden pest control products; and energy assets. Harbinger Group Inc. is
headquartered in New York and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the
symbol HRG. For more information on HGI, visit www.harbingergroupinc.com.
Source: Harbinger Group Inc.
Harbinger Group Inc.
Tara Glenn, 212-906-8560
Sard Verbinnen & Co
Jamie Tully/Michael Henson, 212-687-8080
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